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The time has come...

Post by Gyppo » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:31 pm

This comes from way back, possibly in the early eighties.  I can actually recall writing this on my portable manual typewriter, sat out in the garden.  It was a hot and sweaty day like today and I was sat under a tree, which provided enough shade to stop the paper glaring at me but did nothing to rein back the heat.  I was working on a novel, but the combination of sweaty fingers and slippery keys was producing too many errors.

I was procrastinating like a Pro when the opening line from Lewis Carroll's 'The Walrus and the Carpenter' slid into my head and suddenly veered off in a different direction.  I fed in a new sheet of paper, and grabbed the idea.

It's not the only time the tempo from a classic has set the ball rolling ;-)


The time has come, the writer said,
to make a sausage sandwich...

Then I'll sit down and do some work
upon the English language.
I'll train some verbs to make them strong,
with these lead nouns it won't take long.
Some abject adjectives I'll spurn,
no place in my sweet verse they'll earn.
But first this article I'll read
and damn, the clock's moved with such speed
that further sustenance I need...

The time has come the writer said
to make a sausage sandwich.

I've been writing ever since I realised I could.  Storytelling since I started talking.  Poetry however comes and goes  ;-)

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Re: The time has come...

Post by Tracy Mitchell » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:43 pm

Entertaining!  I like the bounce to the lyrics - very nice cadence.  The opening line was a great prompt - The time Has Come . . . 


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Re: The time has come...

Post by indar » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:48 pm

Take some time the poet cries
to lighten up and have some fun--
Gyppo wrote some lines that rhyme,
sausage will be served at 1:00   (pm)

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Re: The time has come...

Post by poet-e » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:33 pm

Very clever!

Love the sandwiching of the sandwiches ;)

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